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Pages: 8636-8642
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017.2349

Conference name: 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2017
Location: Seville, Spain

COGNITIVE WORKLOAD MEASUREMENT BY USING EYE TRACKING DURING THE PROCESS OF COMPREHENSION OF ALGORITHMS PRESENTED IN THE FORM OF N-S DIAGRAMS AND FLOWCHARTS

M. Dzieńkowski

Lublin University of Technology (POLAND)
N-S diagrams and flowcharts are examples of graphical representations of algorithms that are frequently used for educational purposes in order to facilitate students’ comprehension of algorithms. The methods of algorithm representation are also employed as an element of documentation improving communication among computer scientists.
The paper aims at verifying if the graphical method of representation of algorithms has impact on their comprehension primarily taking into consideration cognitive workload occurring during particular tasks performed by participants of the experiment.
The study was conducted on a group of 12 subjects who had to analyze and give the obtained results for 10 problems consisting in the analysis of 5 algorithms represented in 2 forms: N-S diagrams and flowcharts.
Apart from behavioral indicators obtained by means of eye tracking, the study also included duration of particular tasks and correctness of given answers.
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M. Dzieńkowski (2017) COGNITIVE WORKLOAD MEASUREMENT BY USING EYE TRACKING DURING THE PROCESS OF COMPREHENSION OF ALGORITHMS PRESENTED IN THE FORM OF N-S DIAGRAMS AND FLOWCHARTS, ICERI2017 Proceedings, pp. 8636-8642.
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